WEEHAWKEN BRIEFS
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FIRE AND WATER – North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue launched their new 27-foot ‘Marine 2’ Fire Boat at Lincoln Harbor Marina, 1500 Harbor Blvd. in early July. Left to right: Battalion Chief Robert Duane, Co-Director Mike DeOrio, Deputy Chief David Donnarumma, Board Secretary Martin Martinetti, Chief Frank Montagne, Weehawken Mayor and NHRFR Chairman Richard Turner, Co-Director Jeff Welz, and Retired Captain Keith Gonyow.
FIRE AND WATER – North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue launched their new 27-foot ‘Marine 2’ Fire Boat at Lincoln Harbor Marina, 1500 Harbor Blvd. in early July. Left to right: Battalion Chief Robert Duane, Co-Director Mike DeOrio, Deputy Chief David Donnarumma, Board Secretary Martin Martinetti, Chief Frank Montagne, Weehawken Mayor and NHRFR Chairman Richard Turner, Co-Director Jeff Welz, and Retired Captain Keith Gonyow.
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Weehawken to present Hamilton Park Concert Series

The Hamilton Park Concert Series, sponsored by Mayor Richard Turner, the Township Council, and the Department of Recreation, will be held Thursday nights at Hamilton Park on Boulevard East from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the following local musicians:

- Aug. 2, Jennifer Lampert on vocals

- Aug. 9, Craig Handy on saxophone

- Aug. 16, Tom Costagliola on drums with Davey and TheTrainwreck

- Aug. 23, Julian Peterson on vocals and guitar

- Sept. 6, Matt Chertkoff on guitar

- Sept.13, Jillian Giacchi on vocals

Golf outing to benefit Weehawken Volunteer First Aid Squad

On Aug. 9, the Township of Weehawken will hold its seventh annual golf outing, and the proceeds will benefit the Weehawken Volunteer First Aid Squad. There will be activities and dinner included for both golfers and non-golfers at the Wild Turkey Golf Course in Hamburg.

To register online, visit golf.wvfas.org and receive a one-year subscription to Golf Digest Magazine. The first 20 online registrants will receive a free round of golf at Great Gorge Country Club.

For more information, call the squad at (201) 773-7614.

Weehawken Recreation presents ‘Bubblemania’

Weehawken Recreation will present “Bubblemania” on Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Weehawken High School Auditorium located at 53 Liberty Place. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Casey Carle, renowned bubble artist, will put on a spectacular comic bubble show.

Event is for Weehawken residents only, age 3 and up. Call (201) 319-6061 to register.

Library to offer discount museum tickets

The Weehawken Free Public Library is offering discounted tickets to the American Museum of Natural History. Each ticket will cost $6 and allows free general admission and one special exhibition, film or live animal exhibition of the purchaser’s choice.

The American Museum of Natural History, which is located at Central Park West and 79th Street in New York City, is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world.

To purchase the discounted tickets you must be a resident of Weehawken. For further information and to purchase tickets, stop by the Library’s Second Floor Desk located at 49 Hauxhurst Ave.

Weehawken Recreation presents Family Kite Night

Mayor Richard Turner and the Township Council will hold Family Kite Night on Monday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Weehawken Waterfront Park & Recreation Complex.

The event is for Weehawken residents only. Bring your own kite. Call the recreation department at (201) 319-6061 to register.

HRPAC presents Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center will host Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience at Lincoln Harbor Park at 7 p.m. The rain date, if necessary, will be the following night.

For over two decades, Grammy award winning Simien has performed around the world. He is one of the most respected and internationally recognized touring and recording artists in Roots music. He has performed over 5,000 concerts in over 40 countries during his 25 year career.

The concert series is sponsored in part by the Hudson Reporter.

For more info, directions, and late breaking concert news and updates, please visit (201) 716-4540, or visit www.hrpac.org.

Weehawken Weekenders to hold trips in summer, fall

On Aug. 12, the Weehawken Weekenders will visit Magnanini’s Winery in Wallkill, N.Y. for a wine tasting, dinner, and dancing, for $75.

On Oct. 3, they will attend “Octoberfest” at the Royal Manor in Garfield, for $45.

On Oct. 13, they will visit the Nordic Lodge with all you can eat lobster and more in Charlestown, R.I. and proceed to Mohegan Sun Casino, for $125.

The Weekenders are also planning an eight-night Canadian and New England cruise on the Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, departing from Bayonne on Aug. 31, 2013 and sailing through Sept. 8.

All trips include transportation and gratuities. Call the Weekenders office at (201) 319-6059 for more information or to make a reservation.

NY Waterway Ferry temporarily waives bicycle surcharge NY Waterway Ferry encourages ferry and bike riders to take full advantage of the 5th annual Summer Streets NYC, presented by the New York City Department of Transportation, as it waives its usual $1.25 bicycle surcharge.

During Summer Streets, nearly seven miles of New York City’s avenues will be closed to auto traffic and open for everyone to play, run, walk and bike on Aug. 4, 11, and 18 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Lafayette Street and Park Avenue. NY Waterway Ferry is a convenient way for cyclists coming from New Jersey to participate in Summer Streets NYC.

Weekend service to the West 39th Street Ferry Terminal in Manhattan’s Hudson River Park is available from Port Imperial in Weehawken and 14th Street in Hoboken.

NY Waterway’s Your Key to the City campaign is the easiest way to enjoy the best of the Big Apple, a virtual concierge with round-trip ferry transportation and discounted tickets to New York City attractions. For more information, click on www.nywaterway.com, www.facebook.com/nywaterway, or follow us @ridetheferry.

NHCAC announces registration for new programs

North Hudson Community Action Corporation celebrates National Community Action Month by announcing the beginning of its new programs.

They will offer two semesters of free English as a Second Language classes. The summer semester begins in June, and the fall semester in September. Call (201) 943-2410 for more information or to register.

They will also offer a financial literacy workshop series. Call (201) 866-9320, ext. 213, for more information. Both individual and corporate instruction is available.

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